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    TORRE DEL GRECO, ITALY

    The Red Brigade guerrilla group claimed responsibility today for the kidnap of a prominent Christian Democrat.

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    TORRE DEL GRECO, ITALY

    Views of the car in garage.
    Chauffeur's body inside car.
    Bodyguard's body under sheet on floor of garage.
    Injured secretary lying on bed.
    Police and onlookers at scene of attack.

    Background: TORRE DEL GRECO, ITALY

    The Red Brigade guerrilla group claimed responsibility today for the kidnap of a prominent Christian Democrat. The kidnap of Campania regional government commissioner Ciro Cirillo was apparently aimed at exploiting popular dissent in the Naples area over slowness in finding accommodation for many people left homeless by last year's earthquake. Mr Cirillo was kidnapped last night (27/4) after returning home in his bullet-proof car. After the car had entered the garage at Torre Del Greco on the shores of Naples Bay, guerrillas shot dead the bodyguard and driver, pumped four bullets into the legs of his secretary, and drove of with Mr Cirillo in the back of a delivery van.

    Mr Cirillo, a wealthy landowner and executive, as well as a prominent local politician, has been co-ordinating help for earthquake victims from other regions of Italy, partly aimed at helping the thousands of homeless in Naples.

    Source: REUTERS 1" VIDEO TAPE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA40ZO1VHZELOAPJ99S4DR9RT9U
    Media URN:
    VLVA40ZO1VHZELOAPJ99S4DR9RT9U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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